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Pinewood Studios and the BFI Launch Paid Internship Program for Film Production

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 26, 2013 at 1:15PM

Pinewood Studios and the BFI have announced the launch of a joint program for interns in film production. The program is designed to help develop the next generation of film talent, and to ensure productions financed by Pinewood and the BFI will take on trainees, from the UK and a diverse array of backgrounds, across a number of departments. And one more thing: the interns will be paid!
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Pinewood Studios and the BFI have announced the launch of a joint program for interns in film production. The program is designed to help develop the next generation of film talent, and to ensure productions financed by Pinewood and the BFI will take on trainees, from the UK and a diverse array of backgrounds, across a number of departments. And one more thing: the interns will be paid!

Pinewood and the BFI have co-invested in four films to date: "Last Passenger," "Belle," "Our Robot Overlords" and "Posh." The BFI has also helped to finance British independent productions such as the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech" and box office success "The Woman in Black." 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.